Student robbed at knifepoint in Duke Gardens

December 9, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
A Duke University student told investigators that someone robbed him at knifepoint as he walked along a trail in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.It happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The student says he entered at the Lewis Street entrance, off Anderson Street and was walking when a man approached him and asked for money.

Campus police say when told no, the man approached the student in a threatening manner with a knife and a struggle ensued.

The suspect then grabbed the student's cell phone, which had fallen on the ground and took off.


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